Olaya on Radio Five Live

NHS nurse: ‘I’m leaving the UK because of Brexit abuse’

Olaya has worked as an NHS nurse for fifteen years.Now she and her family are moving to Spain due to the “unchallenged abuse” she’s received since the Brexit vote

Gepostet von BBC Radio 5 live am Mittwoch, 17. Januar 2018

Stay and I suffer, or leave and my husband suffers?

The 23rd of June 2016 was a dark day for my husband and me. We tried to joke about the referendum, as neither of us actually believed the outcome would be in favour of Brexit. We discussed what country to flee to in the event that it all went disastrously wrong, and settled on Canada. I ranted about how unfair it was that I didn’t get a vote, as a resident for 13 years and a taxpayer for 7 (after 6 years of higher education).

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Juliet’s Story

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My experience of xenophobia took me completely by surprise.

Growing up in 1970’s as a British born subject with an English mother and Indian father in the South of England, there was a background of racism, with National Front marches in Brighton contributing to a sense of otherness. When I settled in Norwich in the late 1980’s, I was amazed at the lack of racism. I felt at ease in Norwich and made my home in the area, contributing to the community, attending UEA as a mature student and raising my son and daughter.